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Sotomayor and the anniversary of his records

2018 marks 25 years since Javier Sotomayor became the world high jump record holder | Oscar Sánchez Serra

(November 16) – To simply stand before a bar placed at a height of 2.45 metres is nothing extraordinary. However, to jump over it using nothing more than the take-off power of one’s own legs is unprecedented, that is, at least, for all but one man. The only mortal to have flown this high is Cuban, and this 2018 he is celebrating 25 years as high jump world record holder. Continue reading

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The United States is the instigator of the anti-China campaign

According to the president of Cuban Olympic Committee

HAVANA (15 April 2008) – José Ramón Fernández, president of the Cuban Olympic Committee, has confirmed that the United States is leading the campaign against China and attempting to hinder the organization of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

In his opening speech at the start of the Fourth Cuban Olympiad, Fernández stated that “for the last few months, a fierce campaign has been underway to stage a boycott of the Olympic Games in Beijing and affect them in diverse ways. The instigator of this, the United States, is the very same country that is attempting to hurt the most sacred desires of the athletes, the main protagonists of this summer event.” Continue reading

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